Project Mudpie Featured on MSNBC
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MSNBC has recently posted an article detailing the exploits of Rand Miller. Among his many achievments are such feats as the creation of the popular games Myst and Riven (and arguable the entire genre), the founding of Cyan Worlds, and the current development of an ambitious project code-named Mudpie.
Mudpie can best be described as a MMORPG set in the world of Myst. Rather than hack or shoot other players, Mudpie seems to encourage exploration and cooperation. Players can build neighborhoods, controlling entry and protecting their children from undesirables. Other games, such as hide-and-seek, will also be available for players to enjoy.
Interestingly enough, Mudpie is currently being developed as a broadband title with voice-over-IP capabilities. Miller is betting that games like Mudpie will be the catalyst to bring people over to broadband, much like Myst was responsible for many people finally caving in and purchasing CD-ROMs (quite expensive at the time) for their computers.
Here's a clip from a brief walkthrough of what's currently in development:
An early version of Mudpie walks the player through a vast maze of tunnels to the underground civilization known as Díni, the deserted city that also serves as the backdrop for Myst titles. Rather than shoot at each other, players explore the underground world, which covers several square miles and is rendered in breathtaking 3-D animation.As of yet, no Mac version has been officially announced, though Cyan has been very good about releasing Mac versions along with its PC titles in the past. Hopefully Mac users will receive news soon regarding Mac development. In the meantime, be sure to check out the full write-up at the provided link.
MSNBC - Myst-maker Miller stirs up Mudpie
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